The overreliance of US electricity generation on water has become an increasingly risky and difficult relationship to maintain in an age of weather extremes. The Union of Concerned Scientists has some ideas on what should be done differently to avoid
Requiring about 5 million gallons of fluid (mostly water) per well, it's clear that the water intensity of Marcellus Shale gas is more significant than first thought and likely compels more oversight of the oil and gas industry and its water use.
March 22nd is both World Water Day and the kick-off to the Year of Water Cooperation, so it's a perfect time to highlight the unlikely alliance between wastewater and power plants.
The energy-water nexus can bridge the cavernous partisan divide? According to a recent poll, Americans overwhelmingly agree that the nation must transition to a new energy future that protects our water supply.
The role that natural gas fracking will play in the United States' energy future is rapidly evolving.
Water use can take two forms - consumption or withdrawal. It's important to understand the difference between the two.